With two days to go until highly anticipated, second album Mammoth II is available worldwide via BMG, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing a music video for another new song from the album.
The next single “I’m Alright” is a stellar rocker featuring a driving drumbeat, a hypnotic piano riff, and a blistering guitar solo that features his uncle – Patrick Bertinelli – on wah pedal operation. The lines “Sorry – I’m so sorry – It’s kind of you to say – F@#k off and back away and let me breathe” are sentiments that are relatable to anyone and given extra bite with Wolfgang’s pointed delivery.
The official music video picks up and continues the entertaining thread from the humorous video for “Another Celebration At The End Of The World”.
The former band of Wolfgangs – who have been fired from Mammoth WVH – start their own band Mammoth WWW and enter the same Battle of the Bands as Mammoth WVH. Hearing the band rehearsing “I’m Alright,” Mammoth WWW steals the song from Mammoth WVH to surprising results.
Keeping it in the family on “I’m Alright,” Wolfgang’s mother – legendary actress and chef Valerie Bertinelli – also makes a cameo appearance in the video.
The video marks the third video with director Gordy De St. Jeor and can be watched below.
I’m Alright’ is the single that is coinciding with the album release. The video is really fun, continuing the story that was established from ‘Don’t Back Down’ and ‘Another Celebration At The End Of The World.’ I think it’s really funny that the lyrics are quite angry but delivered through the lens of sort of a comfy rock song.
If there ever was an anthem for myself about standing up for what I believe I should be doing – as opposed to what people expect – this is certainly that song,” explains Wolfgang.
The track listing for Mammoth II is:
Like A Pastime
Another Celebration At The End Of The World
Miles Above Me
Take A Bow
Better Than You
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Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himself, Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for.
From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist. Songs like “Miles Above Me,” “Take a Bow” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is.
Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, Mammoth II was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is already piling up rave reviews across the globe, propelling Wolfgang into a plethora of worldwide magazine front covers and TV appearances.
Mammoth WVH recently wrapped up an extensive European tour in advance of the release of Mammoth II. The live band – comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Frank Sidoris (guitars), Jon Jourdan (guitars), Ronnie Ficarro (Bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums) – have been performing shows in support of Metallica on their M72 World tour, plus other dates with Alter Bridge, Def Leppard, and Motley Crüe, select headline gigs, and various festival appearances. Mammoth WVH now kick off a summer-long tour of the US and Canada alongside Alter Bridge and Sevendust, as well as other dates with Metallica and Pantera which continue into 2024.
US headline dates with Nita Strauss are already on sale for winter 2023. Tickets for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found at https://www.mammothwvh.com.
With his solo band Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen consistently challenges himself as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. After a monumental breakthrough – with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span – Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut sent shockwaves through 21st century rock music.
Mammoth WVH bowed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart in addition to crashing the Billboard 200 at #12. He notched two #1 one entries at Rock Radio with “Don’t Back Down” and “Distance.” The latter also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Song.
He appeared on The Howard Stern Show, NBC News TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live and on the cover of Guitar World where they dubbed him Guitarist Of The Year. Loudwire cited Mammoth WVH as one of “The 45 Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2021,” while Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and People proclaimed, “With Mammoth WVH’s head-banging tracks and personal lyrics, Wolfgang successfully introduces himself as his own person.
The band supported Guns N’ Roses in stadiums stateside and Alter Bridge in arenas across the pond, while also headlining coast-to-coast in North America. Not to mention, he lit up the stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles at the invitation of Dave Grohl himself.
Instead of choosing to settle on his breakout success, he consciously tested himself to further develop his sound from every angle on his second full-length offering, Mammoth II [BMG]. Coming out swinging, the hooks hit harder, the riffs roar louder, and the lyrics cut deeper as he delivers an urgent, undeniable, and unforgettable 10-song body of work.
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